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条 tiáo: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

条 (tiáo) English Meaning

  • strip
  • item
  • article
  • clause (of law or treaty)
  • classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers, etc.)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 那条黄瓜多长啊!
    Nà tiáo huángguā duō zhǎng a!
    What a long cucumber!
  • 这条绳子能撑多久?
    Zhè tiáo shéng zǐ néng chēng duōjiǔ?
    How long will this rope hold?
  • 这条裤子我穿太紧了。
    Zhè tiáo kùzi wǒ chuān tài jǐnle.
    This pair of trousers is too tight for me.
  • 那条裙子你买了多少钱?
    Nà tiáo qúnzi nǐ mǎile duōshǎo qián?
    How much did you pay for the dress?
  • 这条路向远处绵延伸展。
    Zhè tiáo lùxiàng yuǎn chù miányán shēnzhǎn.
    The road extends for miles and miles.
  • 龙虾有八条腿两条爪子。
    Lóngxiā yǒu bātiáo tuǐ liǎng tiáo zhuǎzi.
    Lobster has eight legs and two long claws.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 tiao
  • 夂 (zhǐ): to go
  • 朩 (děng): simplified tree

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 条

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

  • 条(tiáo):  strip; item; article; clause (of law or treaty); classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers, etc.)

HSK 4 Word List

  • 条件(tiáo jiàn):  circumstances; condition; term; factor; requirement; prerequisite; qualification; CL:  個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 苗条(miáo tiáo):  slim; slender; graceful

HSK 6 Word List

  • 便条(biàn tiáo):  (informal) note; CL:  张(zhāng), 個|个(gè)
  • 条款(tiáo kuǎn):  clause (of contract or law); CL:  项(xiàng)
  • 条理(tiáo lǐ):  arrangement; order; tidiness
  • 条约(tiáo yuē):  treaty; pact; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 有条不紊(yǒu tiáo bù wěn):  regular and thorough (idiom); methodically arranged

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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